About the author
Mahesh K. Nalla is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in East Lansing, USA. He received a bachelors’ degree in Business and an M.A. in Social Work from Andhra University, India and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany, New York. His current research interests include private security; and, governance, trust, and legitimacy of police in emerging democracies. His research appeared in Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research and Crime and Delinquency, European Journal of Criminology, and Journal of Criminal Justice among others. One of his major U.N. projects resulted in forming the cornerstone of the draft International Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (UN ECOSOC), as a supplement to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime. He is Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.